unearned


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un·earned

 (ŭn-ûrnd′)
adj.
1. Not gained by work or service: unearned income.
2. Not deserved: unearned luck.
3. Not yet earned: unearned interest.

unearned

(ʌnˈɜːnd)
adj
1. not deserved
2. not yet earned

un•earned

(ʌnˈɜrnd)

adj.
1. not received in exchange for labor or services.
2. unmerited; undeserved: unearned punishment.
3. not yet earned.
4. (of income) derived from investments or holdings, as interest or dividends.
[1150–1200]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unearned - not gained by merit or labor or serviceunearned - not gained by merit or labor or service; "accepted the unearned rewards that came his ways as well as the unearned criticism"; "unearned income"; "an unearned run"
earned - gained or acquired; especially through merit or as a result of effort or action; "a well-earned reputation for honesty"; "earned income"; "an earned run in baseball"
Translations

unearned

[ˈʌnˈɜːnd]
A. ADJno ganado
B. CPD unearned income Nrenta f (no salarial)
unearned increment Nplusvalía f

unearned

[ʌnˈɜːrnd] adj (= undeserved) [praise, respect] → immérité(e)unearned income nrevenus mpl du capital

unearned

adj
incrementunverdient
(= undeserved)unverdient

unearned

[ʌnˈɜːnd] adj (praise, respect) → immeritato/a
References in classic literature ?
Well, I liked the king, and as king I respected him -- respected the office; at least respected it as much as I was capable of respecting any unearned supremacy; but as MEN I looked down upon him and his nobles -- privately.
Their increment became yearly more and more unearned.
Formerly they had wardships, courts of justice, now they have the district council--not in the form of bribes, but in the form of unearned salary," he said, as hotly as though someone of those present had opposed his opinion.
Now, after making the usual unjust allowance for interest on thirty pounds for twelve years or so that had elapsed, the sale of the picture would have brought me in a profit of over seven hundred and fifty pounds, an unearned increment to which I had no righteous claim.
The Canadians had seven hits, just one more than Eugene, but got a three-run triple and five unearned runs courtesy of five errors by the Emeralds, who had three errors in the opener.
Originally, the kiddie tax applied to children younger than age 14 who had unearned income above a certain threshold (TRA).
The "kiddie tax" rules, under which dependent children's unearned income is taxed at the parents' higher tax rate, have long applied to unearned income in excess of an amount indexed to inflation ($1,050 for 2016).
In accounting terms, the funds received from customers amount to unearned revenues, a liability.
Five of those runs were unearned, but at some point in time, Lester is responsible for getting somebody out after a teammate screws up.
Dependents who are under 65 and not blind and have only unearned income can take a $1,000 standard deduction in 2014.
Department of Housing and Urban Development have interpreted the law as a clear order against lenders collecting unearned fees.
In addition, guaranty associations may also repay policyholders for unearned premiums - premiums paid for coverage beyond the point of insolvency.